Crowfoot, Isapo-Muxika, Blackfoot, 1830-1890
He was born into the Blood Tribe in approximately 1830, but later became chief of the Siksika. Crowfoot played a pivotal role in the Treaty Seven negotiations. Though well respected for his bravery, he refused to join the North-West Rebellion of 1885, believing it to be a lost cause. In 1886, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald invited Crowfoot to Ottawa with Three Bulls and Red Crow, but Crowfoot fell ill and had to return home. His dying words reflect his eloquence: A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.


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